Sound of Music Hat Knitting Pattern
This is an advanced project that includes several different types of colorwork including fair isle, intarsia in the round, baltic braids, and corrugated ribbing. The PDF includes a tutorial on intarsia in the round as well as links to many videos of the special techniques used in the pattern.
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This morning I have been pondering a nearly forgotten lesson I learned in high school music. Sometimes in band or choir, music requires players or singers to hold a note longer than they actually can hold a note. In those cases, we were taught to mindfully stagger
when we took a breath so the sound appeared uninterrupted. Everyone got to breathe, and the music stayed strong and vibrant.
Yesterday, I read an article that suggested the administration’s litany of bad executive orders is a way of giving us “protest fatigue” – we will literally lose our will to continue the fight in the face of the onslaught of negative action. Let’s remember MUSIC. Take a breath. The rest of the chorus will sing. The rest of the band will play. Rejoin so others can breathe. Together, we can sustain a very long, beautiful song for a very, very long time. You don’t have to do it all, but you must add your voice to the song. With special love to all the musicians and music teachers in my life…..”
We can’t all do everything, but we can all do as much as we can as often as we can. And that includes taking care of ourselves for the long haul.
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